The new Apple Watch Series 3 has an improved heart rate sensor and a SIM card slot. Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of conglomerate Reliance Industries, also announced a facility that will enable its subscribers to use the same Jio number on the iPhone as well as the AppleWatch Series 3 Cellular. Airtel confirms that the cellular services on the watch to be free for Airtel postpaid customers on an Airtel My Plan or Infinity Plan. Airtel will be selling this Apple smartwatch through its website airtel.in, whereas Reliance Jio will sell the smartwatch through its website jio.com, Reliance Digital as well as Jio Store.
The key aspect of the Watch Series 3 is that the company, in a bid to keep the compact structure of the device, developed its own electronic SIM (one-hundredth the size of a traditional SIM) and integrated it right into it. Guess what? Airtel would allow the user to share unlimited call and data of the iPhone post-paid plan with Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular).
The Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE support is finally making its way to India through India's two leading telecom operators Airtel and Reliance Jio. It will be available for purchase, across all above mentioned outlets, starting May 11.
Speaking about other details, the pre-booking of the Apple Watch Series 3 on Jio stores will start on May 4 and for the users who pre-book the Watch with a Jio connection will receive the watch on priority because the stocks of the Watch Series 3 Cellular version will be pretty limited initially.
The Reliance Jio webpage now shows Error 404 and is expected to go live soon. Apple Series 3 in 38mm for non-cellular starts at Rs 32,380, while the Watch Series 3 Global Positioning System in 42 mm size starts at Rs 34,410 in India.
Yes. Compared to expensive analog watches, Apple's smart wearable is much superior in terms of features and also build quality is top-notch. The service allows users to "make calls, use Internet and apps" at no extra cost. The benefit of using the same number on the smartwatch and the iPhone will be available for both prepaid and postpaid customers of Reliance Jio. It is compatible with iPhone 6S or newer.